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12 / 10 / 2015 3.33pm

Access a range of information and guidance designed to support you and your organisation when implementing and maintaining your health and wellbeing strategy.




Guidance

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Managing sharps injuries
 Dec 2015 Read the updated guidance from HSWPG on managing sharps injuries which looks at identifying the hazards and assessing the risks, deciding on and implementing the appropriate preventive measures (including advice on hierarchy of controls), measuring and reviewing performance to ensure risks are being managed and that their preventive plan is effective, and ensuring all sharps injuries are reported by establishing the right policies and procedures.
Health and safety competencies for NHS managers
July 2015
 
Written for NHS health and safety professionals and representatives, this guidance aims to help with reviewing competency programmes, and will help to assess whether managers have the right skills and competencies to manage health and safety effectively.

Evaluating Health And Wellbeing Interventions For Healthcare Staff Report                                              

Nov 2014

A resource to assist and advise trusts how to evaluate internal health and wellbeing interventions.

Guidance on the prevention and management of stress in the workplace 


Nov 2014

Learn what to include in an effective stress management policy, how to measure stress, identify what causes stress and understand more about management behaviours that impact on the health and wellbeing of staff.

The importance of effective partnership working on health, safety and wellbeing                                                   

May 2014

Information on workplace inspections, the functions of a safety representative, what an effective health and safety committee looks like and the legal requirements to consult on health and safety matters. 

Back in work back pack

Mar 2014

The Back in work back pack was produced by the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group (HSWPG). The resource is divided into six parts and outlines the measures employers and employees need to take in order to reduce the incidence of work-related back and musculoskeletal disorders. 


Guidelines on prevention and management of sickness absence

Nov 2013

The guidelines on prevention and management of sickness absence outline the key principles that NHS organisations should follow to prevent and manage sickness absence as well as signposts readers to sources of further information.

 
Workplace Health and Safety Standards

July 2013

 

The Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group published an updated version of the workplace health and safety standards document in July 2013. The standards aim to help organisations comply with health and safety law by pulling together legal requirements and good practice. They provide practical pointers and signposts for meeting appropriate standards in key areas of workplace health and safety. 

Improving safety for lone workers: a guide for lone workers

Oct 2013



Oct 2013

These two guidance documents highlight the importance of protecting lone workers and provide advice for managers on their legal duties. They also outline the steps that staff can take to protect themselves and the importance of reporting incidents. 

The guides can be used to support local initiatives around lone working and the roll out and implementation of lone worker alarms and associated training. They include some quick questions to act as checklist to ensure that the necessary protections and control measures are in place. 


Improving safety for lone workers: a guide for managers

Health and wellbeing in healthcare settings
 Oct 2012
The Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group commissioned Zeal Solutions to conduct research in a variety of healthcare settings within the NHS in order to see what increased and decreased stress within the workforce.


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